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Poll: Monopoly Rules Question (7 member(s) have cast votes)

Should taking action (buying property, etc.) in the bank when not the banker be illegal?

  1. Yes. (3 votes [42.86%])

    Percentage of vote: 42.86%

  2. No. (1 votes [14.29%])

    Percentage of vote: 14.29%

  3. Only if the banker does not know about it. (3 votes [42.86%])

    Percentage of vote: 42.86%

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#1 Nikola Tesla

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Posted 07 June 2014 - 01:45 PM

I was playing Monopoly with some friends. One friend (hereafter referred to as A) reached over put money in the bank and took a property.I (the banker) was irked and chastised her. A said that her actions were fine as she wasn't cheating. These same actions once got me kicked out of a family game. My question is: Should taking action in the bank without the banker be grounds for cheating?

#2 Mister Sympa

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Posted 15 June 2014 - 12:29 PM

You gotta set up initially that only the banker deals with the money if this is going to be a problem, but for fuck's sake, that's WHY there exists a banker!


#3 cassXgoesXmeow



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Posted 15 June 2014 - 02:35 PM

I was thinking the same thing.... why have a banker if everyone is going to get all touchy feely with the monies?

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Posted 15 June 2014 - 04:30 PM

I say no. It shouldn't be cheating perse
But yeah, such action should be frowned upon.

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#5 MCLemuelG



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Posted 03 November 2015 - 09:52 PM

I'd agree with Silver_rose; it's not cheating but it does slow down an otherwise fairly streamlined game.

#6 FenrirFalls



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Posted 03 July 2016 - 11:13 PM

I think if they are not trying to cheat it is fine, but it could be pretty easy to accidentally or on purpose not put in the full amount when paying, better to have someone check the money just in case.